Here come the food police again...
"Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying by a fifth, researchers from Harvard School of Medicine found. Eating steak increases the risk of dying by 12%.
The study found that cutting the amount of red meat in peoples’ diets to 1.5 ounces (42 grams) a day, equivalent to one large steak a week, could prevent almost one in 10 early deaths in men and one in 13 in women." (Pseudoscience Nannies condemn Red Meat)1.5 Ounces a day??? Who the hell could live on that? The average working man eats that in one bite! And their idea of a "large steak" is ludicrous. 7 X 1.5 = 10.5 ounces, hardly "large" in the realm of Steakdom.
“Compared with red meat, other dietary components, such as fish, poultry, nuts, legumes, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains, were associated with lower risk.They want us to live on nuts and berries...
Here's the unscientific part. Correlation does not mean causation:
Scientists added that people who eat a diet high in red meat were also likely to be generally unhealthier because they were more likely to smoke, be overweight and not exercise.So, unless those scientists can show how eating red meat causes smoking and sloth, they can blow it our their blow holes.
Cameron English discusses the myriad problems with non-clinical studies that produced this junk science:
Research like this is entirely dependent upon participants to accurately recall what they've eaten during the period the study is in progressHere's the real agenda...
Recording what you eat with any degree of accuracy is incredibly difficult even when you are motivated to do so, as anyone who has ever dieted knows. Now, imagine assessing the food surveys of over 100,000 people for a study spanning slightly more than two decades. Good luck. (Red Meat not to Blame)
In an accompanying editorial Dr Dean Ornish, of the University of California, San Francisco, said that eating less red meat could also help tackle climate change.
He said: “In addition to their health benefits, the food choices we make each day affect other important areas as well. What is personally sustainable is globally sustainable. What is good for you is good for our planet.”Liberals love shouting "Science!" like that old dude in the Thomas Dolby video, while most of them know nothing about it. When we conservatives are accused of being anti-science, this is the kind of junk science we are against.
The latte liberals can nibble their sticks and twigs and nuts. Me, I'll continue grilling steaks when I can afford them and slow smoking big slabs of Texas-style Beef Brisket.
Red Meat Blamed for Everything